CINCINNATI — In football, placekicking and punting are two separate forms.
It’s rare that you find a player who is elite at both.
Summit County Day senior Graham Nicholson is ranked top-20 in the country (2021 class) in both categories.
“I have options,” said Nicholson, when we asked him about his impending college decision.
Nicholson currently has seven college scholarship offers, including Miami (OH), Indiana State, and two Ivy League schools, among others.
His career-long field goal is 48 yards.
He made that earlier this season, against Purcell-Marian.
"I was ready," Nicholson said. "I’ve been practicing three times a week. It’s just another regular kick that I was ready to take."
The multi-sport athlete also plays soccer for Summit Country Day, and scored the game-winning goal against Highlands (KY) this season.
“One of my players played a great ball across the middle, and I just put it away,” said Nicholson.
WCPO Sports Anchor Caleb Noe, a kicker/punter himself in high school and college, challenged Graham to a kicking competition. You can see that video on this page.